Food for thought: Free school meals is a life lesson about choice

Blog by Cllr Barbara Murray, Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skill. Sadly, one of the defining images of this third lockdown has been a picture of a poorly packaged school meal. The lack of volume and variety in the so-called “hamper” has rightly led to a huge outcry and claims that children from poor […]

BLOG: Food Bank Diary – December

Beryl Bellew is a founding volunteer at the North Liverpool Foodbank. Throughout this year Beryl and her fellow volunteers have shared their experiences of giving their time to this vital community service. In her final post, Beryl reflects on the past extraordinary 12 months… “Thank you so much for sitting with me and chatting it’s really […]

Top gong for Warrington Market

Warrington Market has been given the perfect Christmas gift by being named the Cheshire Life Market of the Year. The new market scooped the top prize as part of Cheshire Life’s ‘Keep Life Local Awards’, which launched earlier this year to honour excellent Cheshire businesses and recognise their achievements in overcoming the challenges of the pandemic […]

Hundreds of hampers delivered to young people in St Helens

Christmas for young people across St Helens Borough has been made a little brighter thanks to the generosity of businesses and individuals. St Helens Borough Council’s campaign to create toy, food and gift hampers for young people and care leavers saw huge donations from businesses and residents that have all gone towards hampers that will […]

Festive opening hours of Liverpool’s symptom free Covid-19 testing centres

Covid-19 testing for people who don’t have symptoms will be available in Liverpool for most of the festive season, apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The list of centres open each day is below. You can also check the list of sites, find out waiting times and get more information at Thursday 24th […]


Joint statement from the Directors of Public Health in Cheshire & Merseyside This weekend has seen our focus move to a new strain of coronavirus which is being transmitted at an even faster rate than the original COVID-19 disease, and we ask everyone to be extra careful over social distancing, social contacts and general hygiene […]

Stay safe this Christmas – Warrington’s public Health Leaders

Warrington public health leaders urge residents to take extra care if mixing with other households on Christmas Day this year. Although a maximum of three households are able to meet on Christmas Day, keeping the number of contacts residents have with others is essential in helping to reduce the transmission of the virus. This is […]

Still time to have your say on active travel plans

Warrington’s active travel consultation ends on 24 December – so make sure you share you views on the council’s plans to reduce town centre traffic and get more people walking and cycling. The consultation, launched in November, gives people the chance to have their say on a number of schemes aimed at removing through traffic […]

Mayor urges people to be safe and kind this Christmas

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Maureen Creaghan, has delivered her Christmas message to the people of the borough. Cllr Creaghan said: “As Mayor of Warrington, it is my pleasure and privilege to wish the people of the borough a happy and peaceful festive season. “2020 has been a difficult year for us all, a year […]